i can't delete trash?!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by pcomac, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. pcomac macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm trying to delete .dmg files in trash. it doesn't delete it. :( :eek: how do i fix this??
     
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Reboot the computer and try again
     
  3. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    i did it 3 times and still doesn't work :confused::( i just upgraded to lion. am i the only one facing this?
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    #4
    Try Finder -> Secure Empty Trash.
     
  5. QuarterSwede, Aug 10, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011

    QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    #5
    Force Empty Trash - ⇧⌥⌘⌫ (Shift+Option+Cmd+Delete)

    Found an Apple discussion with a solution on this issue (it looks like it's emptying but it never actually does).

    Solution:

    Go to /Applications /Utilities/Terminal and launch it.
    At the prompt, copy and paste this command
    sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash
    Press Return.
    You will be asked to enter your admin password. It will be invisible.
    Enter it and press Return.
    Log out and back in or restart.
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Try holding down option when emptying trash. If that doesn't work, make sure you have permissions on the file. Then try again.
     
  7. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    you mean hold option and click on empty trash or hold option until all trash are empty?
     
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